Barbara Babkirk

Second Acts for Boomers

Sep 14, 2017
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Many Baby Boomers are transitioning from "primary" careers to a different path. We’ll discuss ways to start a second career and what Boomers taking on second acts could mean for Maine’s aging workforce.

Guests: Barbara Babkirk, Master Career Counselor and founder of Heart At Work Associates; founder of The Boomer Institute, which aims to bring together Maine’s for-profit and non-profit employers and experienced workers for mutual benefit

Jane Margesson, Director of Communications and Media Relations, AARP Maine

Equal Pay

Apr 28, 2017
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Although the gender pay gap has narrowed over the years, it’s still significant – women earn 79 cents for every dollar earned by men in the U.S. The American Association of University Women is focusing this year’s Maine convention on this issue. We’ll discuss why the pay gap persists, and how employees and employers can work to improve women’s pay.

Guests: Barbara Babkirk, Heart At Work Associates, Career Counseling and Outplacement Services

Sarah Whitfield, Assistant Director for Careers in Law, Government and Policy, Colby College